Lifetime TV Shows

About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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Bring It!
Bring It!
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Project Runway
Project Runway
Army Wives
Army Wives
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
The Client List
The Client List
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Vivica's Black Magic
Vivica's Black Magic
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Glam Masters
Glam Masters
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Preach
Preach
Fit to Fat to Fit
Fit to Fat to Fit
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
True Tori
True Tori
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
UnREAL
UnREAL
Sea Change
Sea Change
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
Frisky Business
Frisky Business
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Vanished with Beth Holloway
The Protector
The Protector
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
America
America
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Amazing Facts Presents with Doug Batchelor
Amazing Facts Presents with Doug Batchelor
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Maneater
Maneater
Sherri
Sherri
State of Mind
State of Mind
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
On the Road with Austin & Santino
On the Road with Austin & Santino
Coming Home
Coming Home
Child Genius
Child Genius
Jersey Cheer
Jersey Cheer
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Double Divas
Double Divas
Supermarket Superstar
Supermarket Superstar
Baby Sellers
Baby Sellers
The Good Mistress
The Good Mistress
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Kosher Soul
Kosher Soul
Living With the Enemy
Living With the Enemy
Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe
Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
The Pop Game
The Pop Game
Bringing Up Ballers
Bringing Up Ballers
NWSL Soccer
NWSL Soccer
My Partner Knows Best
My Partner Knows Best
American Beauty Star
American Beauty Star
Women on Patrol
Women on Patrol
24 Hour Catwalk
24 Hour Catwalk
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Models of the Runway
Models of the Runway
Blush
Blush
DietTribe
DietTribe
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Get Married
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Matched in Manhattan
Matched in Manhattan
Side Order of Life
Side Order of Life
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead